World Rugby Global Calendar pencilled in for 12 years

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** EDITORIAL USE ONLY Guinness PRO14 Final Cardiff 2020 Press Conference, Wales 27/8/2019 General sale tickets for the Guinness PRO14 Final at the Cardiff City Stadium go on sale this Thursday, August 29. General sale tickets will be available on Thursday, August 29 via www.pro14rugby.org/final and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees). Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets. Pictured at today's ticket announcement is WRU CEO Martyn Phillips and PRO14 CEO Martin Anayi Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Welsh Rugby Union CEO Martyn Phillips has told of the new World Rugby Global Calendar (October-June) being pencilled in until 2032.

Robert Rees has the latest on the updated calendar.

October-June World Rugby global calendar

Speaking at the PRO14 press conference for Cardiff 2020 WRU CEO explained, “As far as we’re concerned now the calendar up to 2032 is locked in. Everybody’s working to that.

“The flipside of that is I don’t know many organisations where something stays the same for 12 years.”

This latest World Rugby global calendar runs between October and June and has been brought together as part of the plan to align all test nations and will begin during this autumn’s Rugby World Cup.

PRO14 ready to test June final

Discussing the later final PRO14 CEO Martin Anayi explained, “There are positives, it’ll be drier (he quips).

“It’ll be at a time where there are less clashes. We always clash, from a broadcast point of view with the FA Cup final, the Scottish Cup final, Champions League football.

“There was always a challenge around that from a media point of view.

“It was also always hard to get charter flights.

“We think it’s going to be great.”

General sale tickets for the Guinness PRO14 Final at Cardiff City Stadium go on sale on Thursday, August 29 see www.pro14rugby.org/final for more

 

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Martyn Phillips (WRU CEO), Martin Anayi (|PRO14 CEO) ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

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